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  1. Love story: Flyers, Dayton flying high

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Devin Oliver sat at the edge of his locker with his hands in his lap. It was a few minutes after Dayton's 82-72 Sweet 16 win over Stanford, and he was surrounded by the customary tangle of cameras and voice recorders and microphones...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  2. Southern Illinois loves Barry Hinson

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's been a week now, or almost a week, since Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson entered the all-time viral-coach-rant Hall of Fame. Hinson now exists alongside Denny Green and Jim Mora and many others, and he deserved commendation for bringing his...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  3. A helpful lesson in spelling Coach K's name

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ask any reporter who covers college basketball generally or Duke specifically for a living, and they'll tell you: Coach K's name takes a while. Let me tell you my story: I've been writing about this sport I love for this web site for four years now. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. Andrew Wiggins already making history

    Eamonn Brennan

    So, you've heard of Andrew Wiggins, right? He's a freshman at Kansas. Pretty good at this whole basketball thing. He's the No. 1 prospect who can't stop drawing comparisons to LeBron James, and not because people love to compare young stars to Jam...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  5. Study: Everybody loves a Cinderella

    Eamonn Brennan

    At various points in the past five years -- including this week -- as foreboding superconferences have lurked on the horizon and outcry against the NCAA's amateurism model has reached a fever pitch, some coaches and plenty of analysts have pondered t...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. USA Basketball loves Marcus Smart

    Eamonn Brennan

    Though there may still be room for USA Basketball's talent development apparatus to improve and expand -- as John Infante writes today, the landscape is begging for a hoops academy akin to U.S. Soccer's development school -- the highest levels really...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  7. Hancock joins Pitino's honorary stable

    Eamonn Brennan

    Rick Pitino loves horses. Last season he started a new custom in his hobby of naming horses for his own Louisville players. The honor was first bestowed last summer to Peyton Siva ("Siva") and Gorgui Dieng ("Dieng"), which was followed by "Russdiculo...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. Tourney draft recap: Who's the favorite?

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are a lot of things to love about this time of year, but one of my favorite traditions is also one of the newest on my annual docket: The NCAA Tourney Draft. The draft is pretty simple. Myself and three of my ESPN.com colleagues - this year ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  9. 5 unlisted Wooden candidates worth seeing

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU unveiled the 2012-13 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Presented by Wendy's (a sponsorship I have no problem citing, because I love me a good spicy chicken sandwich) and, by and large, the list was about what you'd expect. This ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  10. Saddle Up: Conference season commences

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is super psyched about conference play. No. 8 Minnesota at No. 12 Illinois, 9 p.m. ET, BTN: I love this time of year. We're off and running with all-out conference play ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. The 2013 RPI is officially here

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every year, to the great chagrin of pretty much everybody who watches or writes or talks about college hoops (there are exceptions, people who mysteriously seem to love the RPI, but they are just that - exceptions), we spend a lot of our time fixated...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  12. Big East opener ugly, especially for Pitt

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cincinnati is ugly. It's just a fact. The Bearcats aren't fluid or smooth or any of the adjectives we use to describe the kind of offensive basketball teams we love to watch and make the game look like a complicated classical dance. Whatever that ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  13. Mike Rice is basically Spider-Man

    Eamonn Brennan

    I always love the ideas charities and philanthropies come up with for fundraising opportunities. You've got your standard 5k runs, sure, but there are always fun twists. One time, I participated in an event that required me to run as fast as possible...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  14. Rick Pitino adopts new offseason approach

    Eamonn Brennan

    Coaches love to rail against the ills of summer pickup basketball. This has everything to do with control. College basketball coaches are by their very nature major control freaks -- it's under "recommended skills" in the job description, is all I...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  15. Coach K's legacy streaked with gold

    Eamonn Brennan

    "It's tough for me to say it [from these] lips, but I love that guy. I love him." That's Chris Paul, a former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, talking about the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, just after the United States men's baske...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  16. Change the Game: Perfecting selection

    Eamonn Brennan

    Partially inspired by TrueHoop's excellent HoopIdea series, College Basketball Nation humbly presents Change the Game, a weekly discussion on the game we love and the ways it could be made better. And nothing is off the table. Look for CtG every F...

    Blog | July 06, 2012